Math teacher Marti Kendinger Phelan uses differentiated instruction and hands-on materials to keep students engaged in learning at Colerain High School in Cincinnati. She was part of a four-person team to develop the curriculum for a class that prepares students for the Ohio Proficiency Test in Mathematics. In four of the five years that she taught this class, her students had the highest passing rate in the district. Miss Kendinger helped develop a Freshman Academy to support the curriculum with remediation, counseling and constant monitoring. The Academy, along with a summer school program for potential dropouts, has increased the number of students becoming sophomores after their first year in high school. She is a member of a committee to improve the quality of the school's honors program and serves on several school improvement teams.
1990 University of Dayton, B.A.